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The Museum at FIT

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Address: Seventh Avenue at 27th Street, New York City, NY 10001
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Free Fashion in NYC

If you are in the area, go see this! It's Free! Near Penn Station and Chelsea market. Small museum but very informative and the outfits were amazingingly beautiful. Displays were... read more

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Macedon, New York
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

If you are in the area, go see this! It's Free! Near Penn Station and Chelsea market. Small museum but very informative and the outfits were amazingingly beautiful. Displays were interesting and relative for a grandma to teenage girls. A nice quiet break inside. Closed Sun and Mon. Sat 10-5, Tues-Fri noon-8.

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

FIT has produced a fantastic exhibition of black fashion designers. A rich history highlighting the struggles experienced. It included black models and the role of Fashion Fair. Classics on display from Ann Lowe, Stephen Burrows, William Smith and Pyer Moss. The impact of culture and activism. Great categories and nicely displayed.

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Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Compact museum dedicated to fashion and focusing on a specific theme. When I visited, it was African-American designers and models. Along with fabrics, style, and design aesthetics, the narrative also touched on the history and early struggles of both designers and models. It's also interesting to see how African-American fashion has evolved over the years. Admission is free. An hour... More 

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Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

I don't mean to brag about this museum just because I am a Alumnus of the Fashion Institute of Technology but they really do mount an excellent exhibition here. I just saw the 'Paris Refashioned' exhibition and it was excellent. What a wonderful and interesting way to show the perspective on fashion in the 60's and how it changed. The... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 7 March 2017

This was a pleasant place to view some historic garments. The current exhibitions include, black fashion designers, Gilbert Adrian - a Hollywood designer and Paris refashioned 1957-1968. You can do this in an hour or two, it's FREE. Worth a visit if you love fashion.

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 22 February 2017

Current exhibits are Black Fashion Designers such as Patrick Kelly; Maki Oh; Tracey Reese (dressed Michelle Obama); Olivier Rousteing; CD Greene (Tina Turner mini dress); Edward Wilkerson and Paris Refashioned 1957-1968 (paris influence in fashion industry). You will see designs from Chanel; Christian Dior; Nina Ricci; Emanuel Ungaro; Givenchy and others. What's great about the museum is that it's FREE... More 

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

Near Penn Station this small museum at FIT is free and well worth a visit. The galleries change often and it's always interesting to see what was on display. On the last visit it was a collection from black designers. You always learn something new here about fashion!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 1 February 2017

FIT's exhibitions are always a treat. With two galleries--one large and one small--you need to check to make sure there is a show in one or the other. The exhibits are always educational and well done. Not only that, they're free.

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Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

The Museum is amazing!!! Tons of Haute Couture and memorable exhibitions. If you love fashion this a must see!!

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Reviewed 18 January 2017

I saw the spectacular Proust's Muse exhibit just a couple of days before it closed in January. There was another exhibit showing a range of African American fashion designs which was very interesting. It is worth going because the exhibits are always pertinent and always free.

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